“Sometimes you win some, sometimes you lose some” must have been the motto for all three county girls hoops teams last week as each suffered defeat but managed to pull it together to win another day.
The Robert F. Munroe Lady Cats lost a blowout, played a close one and then blew out another in a complex week of basketball.
On Tuesday night the team was completely outmatched by FAMU in a district contest and lost 69-20. Kristen Allen was the only Lady Cat to manage double figures. The junior guard scored 10 points on the strength of two 3-pointers. She also had two assists, two steals and one block. Munroe was led in rebounding by Spenser Morris with four.
On Thursday night the team was as cold as the weather in the second half following a blistering first half against North Florida Christian.
Munroe led 35-22 in the first half, most of it on the strength of Beth Summerford’s outside shooting. Summerford hit three 3-pointers in the first two quarters for 15 first-half points.
In the second half, NFC ran a box and one on the sophomore and held her scoreless. The rest of the Bobcat team did not pick up the scoring slack and as a result were outscored 20-8 in the second half and lost 42-41. Allen added 15 points and Courtney Mayo seven. Mayo also added 14 rebounds.
On Friday night the girls hosted John Paul II and blasted the visiting Panthers team 56-17. Munroe led 31-9 at the half. Summerford hit for 23 points, Allen added 10 and Mollie Edwards nine. Audrey Thomas, in her first athletic action since an ankle sprain in volleyball in September, scored six points. Callie Malone added eight rebounds and Munroe moved to 4-8 on the season.
The West Gadsden High School Panthers picked up a key district win over Liberty County last Thursday night with a 46-20 win over the Bulldogs. The team was down one at the end of the first quarter but bounced back to outscore the Bulldogs 20-1 in the second quarter.
Desherrime Murray hit for 17 points and seven rebounds and Kayla Streeter added 14 points and seven rebounds. Streeter also dished out six assists and gathered seven steals. Brenecia Stephens led all rebounders with eight.
Wakulla bested West Gadsden on Friday night 58-43. The War Eagles led 30-17 at the half. Desherimme Murray led the Panthers with 17 points and Streeter was close behind with 16. Tasherica McMillon added eight rebounds. The team dropped to 6-5 on the season.
Rickards and their former James A. Shanks High star and East Gadsden coach Chariya Davis proved to be too much for the rebuilding East Gadsden Jaguar team last Thursday night. Rickards led by only three, 15-12, at the end of the first quarter but extended that lead to 12 at the half after a 23-point second quarter explosion.
The third quarter nailed the coffin shut as they outscored the Lady Jags 30-4. C
halandria Brown scored 14 points and T’Erica Frost and LaBrittany McDonald chipped in 10 points each. Brown hit three 3-pointers.
Rickards remained undefeated in district play.